New Delhi: For the next six days, Delhi
Metro commuters would get safety lessons from volunteers under
a special campaign to create greater awareness about safe
The volunteers from Northern Railway Bharat Scouts and
Guides will counsel and educate lakhs of commuters at major
inter-change stations like Rajiv Chowk, Kashmere Gate, Central
Secretariat and Chandi Chowk till Sunday next.
The nearly week-long awareness campaign comes close on
the heels of incidents of people getting stuck inside Metro
trains which the Delhi Metro has blamed on software
During the awareness campaign, the volunteers will
educate commuters on safe handling while entering or exiting
from the train at stations and would also interact with
The aim of the campaign is to educate commuters about
safe travel on Metro such as boarding and deboarding, queueing
for boarding and using escalators, a DMRC spokesman said.
The volunteers, who would number over 150, would guide
the passengers and distribute pamphlets explaining the do`s
and don`ts in trains and station areas.
The spokesman said volunteers will be deputed near the
train`s doors to guide the passengers on safe handling.
The decision to launch the campaign was taken by new
Delhi Metro chief Mangu Singh at a meeting in the first week
of this month.